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City Drop Off Site To Relocate Temporarily Due To Construction

City Drop Off Site To Relocate Temporarily Due To Construction

The city of Madison Streets Division's drop off site at 1501 W. Badger Rd. will be closed starting Thursday,.July 28.

The site will be moved temporarily to the city's transfer station at 121 E. Olin Ave, officials said.

The offices at Badger Road will remain open during construction.

Madison Police Work To Curb Rash Of Attacks

Madison police are working to combat what are being called "point 'em out, knock 'em out" attacks, in which the crimes are apparently committed for entertainment.

Police said they are hoping a surge of enforcement will prompt the attackers to stop.

On June 10, three teens were arrested after a 24-year-old man was punched and robbed at 3 p.m. on West Badger Road, Madison police said.

One of the suspects told police they were playing "point 'em out, knock 'em out," according to officials.

Police said it appears the same thing happened Friday night when a 17-year-old Madison resident was knocked unconscious when he was punched in the face in the 300 block of Northlawn Avenue.

Police said the victim was just hanging out with a 17-year-old girl when 19-year-old Demetrius Harding approached.

1 Dies In Madison Multi-Vehicle Crash

One person died in a crash on Madison's north side Friday night.

Madison police said the crash occurred at about 11 p.m. in the 1400 block of Packers Avenue.

Police said it appears a vehicle traveling southbound on Packers Avenue struck the vehicle in front of it and ended up in the path of oncoming traffic, hitting two more vehicles.

The 31-year-old passenger in the first vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Two others were taken to a hospital.

Police said the investigation into the crash continues.

Dane County Jail Inmate Declared AWOL

Authorities are searching for a Dane County Jail inmate who has been declared AWOL.

Gerald Danish, 59, of Madison, was transported from the jail to Meriter Hospital for medical treatment on Wednesday. Meriter Hospital called the Dane County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Friday to inform deputies that Danish was being discharged and he could be picked.

When deputies arrived at approximately 2 p.m. to transport Danish back to the jail, he wasn't in his room.

Danish is currently serving a sentence for receiving stolen property. He was sentenced with Huber, which allows him to receive medical treatment unsupervised, thus he wasn't being guarded at the hospital.

Authorities said that anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Madison Leaders Seek Input On City Budget

The city of Madison has scheduled a series of listening sessions to gather public input on city budget priorities.

Each of the five listening sessions will focus on a different type of city service.

The first meeting, focusing on community development, will take place on Tuesday, July 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Urban League of Greater Madison.

For a complete list of dates and to submit feedback online, go to www.cityofmadison.com/budgetProcess.

Madison Water Utility Offers Conservation Tips

Officials with the Madison Water Utility are asking residents to conserve water even though the city isn't experiencing a shortage right now.

As the ongoing heat wave continues, officials outlined several tips that residents should undertake to conserve water:

Water outdoors plants and flowers in the early morning or late evening. This prevents any excess evaporation.

Wash vehicles with a bucket and sponge and use a hose only to rinse off.

Use high-efficient devices, like washing machines, dishwashers and toilets. The utility offers a rebate if a homeowner buys a high-efficiency toilet.

Madison Leaders Seek Input On City Budget

Madison Leaders Seek Input On City Budget

The city of Madison has scheduled a series of listening sessions to gather public input on city budget priorities.

Each of the five listening sessions will focus on a different type of city service.

The first meeting, focusing on community development, will take place on Tuesday, July 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Urban League of Greater Madison.

For a complete list of dates and to submit feedback online, go to www.cityofmadison.com/budgetProcess.